And the winner of Hardware Battlefield at TechCrunch Shenzhen 2019 is… Okra

November 12, 2019

We started the competition with 10 hardware startups vying to take home the Disrupt Hardware Battlefield cup at TechCrunch Shenzhen 2019. They all pitched their hearts out to our team of judges who deliberated at length and chose their four favorites, which came back on day 2 of the event to pitch to a brand new set of judges…

Meet the Aussie startup delivering solar minigrids to remote communities from a ping-pong table

October 19, 2019

pv magazine Australia: Okra Solar is endeavouring to help off-grid communities around the world leapfrog fossil fuels and become renewably self-sustaining through solar PV. How did this dream start? …

Bringing Scale to Energy Access – Okra Solar Makes the new 50 to Watch List

September 10, 2019

We are thrilled to announce that Okra Solar has made our inaugural 50 to Watch list. Okra allows utilities in developing countries to deploy distributed generation at scale. We talked to Afnan Hannan, its founder and CEO, to hear more…

Announcing the 2019 IoT Award winners

June 24, 2019

Each year, the IoT Awards provides a snapshot of the progress that Australian companies are making with IoT. In the last two years, we’ve seen a fascinating range of nominated projects from the likes of NSW Department of Primary Industries, SA Water, The Yield, The Australian National University, Waverley Municipal Council and many others

Innovative, impactful projects pitched at PFAN-MI Clean Energy Investment Forum

May 27, 2019

VANCOUVER, 27 May 2019 – With the support of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), six clean energy entrepreneurs were able to pitch their projects at the Private Financing Advisory Network’s (PFAN) and Mission Innovation’s (MI) Clean Energy Investment Forum, which was held in conjunction with the Tenth Clean Energy Ministerial…

Aussie start-up scoops global sustainability award

May 13, 2019

An Australian start-up is one of two businesses to receive a cash prize worth almost $650,000 as part of a global sustainable tourism accelerator program… Announces the Award Recipients of its 2019 Accelerator Program for Startups in Sustainable Tourism

May 10, 2019

Okra Solar from Australia and IMPULSE Travel from Colombia are both awarded this year’s highest grants of €400k from’s €2 million fund…

Cheap, clean and efficient: The firm leading Cambodia’s solar revolution

March 20, 2019

Sitting in her bright and airy 17th floor office, Rithya Menon, Okra Smart Solar’s lead firmware engineer, checks the frequently updating data telling her everything about how well their community services are operating…

Smart Axiata’s VC arm SADIF invests in Cambodian startups Okra Solar, Sousdey

March 12, 2019

Okra Solar, a solar energy software company, and Sousdey Cambodia, a digital marketing platform and  enterprise solution for customer relationship management (CRM), have received funding from Smart Axiata Digital Innovation Fund (SADIF)…

Australia’s Clean Travel, Okra Solar invited to 2019 Booking Booster Accelerator Program

March 05, 2019

Global platform for all things travel,, has recently released the list of the top 10 sustainable tourism startups that will be apart of the 2019 Booking Booster Program in Amsterdam that will take place in April and May of this year

SADIF ប្រកាសចាប់ដៃគូវិយោគជាមួយក្រុមហ៊ុន២នៅកម្ពុជា ដើម្បីពង្រីកវិសាលភាពរបស់ខ្លួន

March 03, 2019

(ភ្នំពេញ)៖ មូលនិធិសម្រាប់អាជីវកម្មបែបឌីជីថល របស់ក្រុមហ៊ុន Smart Axiata (SADIF) បានប្រកាសពីការវិនិយោគចុងក្រោយបំផុតរបស់ខ្លួន ក្នុងក្រុមហ៊ុន Okra Solar ដែលជាក្រុមហ៊ុនផ្គត់ផ្គង់កម្មវិធីថាមពល solar ក្នុងប្រទេសកម្ពុជា និងក្រុមហ៊ុន Sousdey Cambodia ដែលជាកម្មវិធីទីផ្សារបែបឌីជីថល និងដំណោះស្រាយសហគ្រាស សម្រាប់ការគ្រប់គ្រងទំនាក់ទំនងជាមួយអតិថិជន។…

Schneider Fund “Pre-Seeds” Off-Grid Microgrid Tech Developer

October 01, 2018

Schneider Electric’s impact investing arm recently led a “pre-seed” funding round that paves the way for Australia startup Okra Solar to expand its off-grid microgrid product into Southeast Asia…

Power to the People: Remote Microgrids Across Southeast Asia

July 26, 2018

Across the world around 1.3 billion people still have no access to electricity, and 87% of these people live in rural areas where extension of the grid is impracticable. Microgrids can help to provide electrification, as well as stability and resiliency to these areas, ultimately helping to pull a large portion of society out of energy poverty…

Okra Solar looking to raise $1.2m to launch solar energy banks to power lives of off-grid communities

February 19, 2018

Okra Solar, an Australian high tech start-up based out of Cambodia, is currently looking to raise $1.2M of funding for their seed round to power lives of over 1.2 billion people living in off-grid regions…

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